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Duke and Trane

Heikki Sarmanto Ensemble

Alto Vocals – Fay Kittelson
Bass – Pekka Sarmanto 
Bass Vocals – Walter Richardson 
Chorus – Gregg Smith Vocal Quartet
Conductor [Chorus] – Gregg Smith (2) 
Flute – Pekka Pöyry , Seppo Paakkunainen 
Orchestra – Heikki Sarmanto Ensemble
Percussion – Esko Rosnell 
Piano – Heikki Sarmanto 
Recorded By – Jouko Ahera 
Saxophone [Alto] – Pekka Pöyry 
Saxophone [Soprano] – Pekka Pöyry , Seppo Paakkunainen 
Saxophone [Tenor] – Seppo Paakkunainen 
Soprano Vocals – Maija Hapuoja , Rosalind Rees 
Tenor Vocals – Thomas Bogdan

Recorded from a live concert in Temppeliakuio Church, Helsinki, September 7, 1978. 
Oy Finnlevy Ab production 

Dedicated to Duke Ellington and John Coltrane 
Commissioned by Mr. Carl Kemp for Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York, May 18, 1978 

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The Woodmans at Film Forum in New York City

“C. Scott Willis’s probing, nonjudgmental documentary…
reveals grief supplanted by fierce competition with a ghost.”
– Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

“Delicately constructed, marvelous to look at and poignantly elegiac. A portrait of the late photographer via her images – which are marvelous. Willis gives wide and beautifully composed exposure to the work of all the Woodmans, a family whose guiding ethos was art, all the time. (Francesca) was ahead of her time, creating dreamy, multilayered, confessional photographic art in which she stripped herself, physically and psychologically with no small amount to nerve. (Her parents) are also at time brutally frank, admitting to a kind of competitive relationship with their late daughter… a figure of romantic tragedy and commercial viability.”
– John Anderson, Variety

“Francesca Woodman, the astonishing photographer best known for taking spooky, often nude self-portraits and then her own life at the age of 22 in 1981. This seductive narrative lays out Woodman’s epigrammatic journals, photographs and videos as clues in a self-murder mystery. Wrenching.”
– Logan Hill, New York magazine

“Captivating. Methodical and bewitching. The story of an artist come undone and a family’s coolly examined complicity in it. For photography neophytes, Woodman’s pictures will be a revelation.”
– Hilary Elkins, GQ

“Oddly gripping. Honors her brief career in innovative fashion, and captures how this unusual family coped with extraordinary tragedy.”
– Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

“Woodman’s haunting photographs and experimental videos of nudes – often herself – draped in wallpaper or birch bark or on a bed of scorched earth, are remarkably contemporary, so much so that 30 years after her suicide, the art world remains transfixed at the notion of her.”
– Joy Dietrich, New York Times Style magazine online

Francesca Woodman’s haunting B&W images, many of them nude self-portraits, now reside in the pantheon of great photography from the late 20th century. The daughter of artists Betty and George Woodman (she a ceramicist and he a painter/ photographer), Francesca was a precocious RISD graduate, who came to New York with the intention of setting the art world on fire. But in 1981, as a despondent 22-year-old, she committed suicide. THE WOODMANS beautifully interweaves the young artist’s work (including experimental videos and diary passages) with interviews with the parents who have nurtured her professional reputation these past 30 years, while continuing to make art of their own in the face of tragedy. The film grapples with disturbing issues, among them: parent-child competition and the toxic level of ambition that fuels the New York art scene. Says Betty Woodman succinctly: “She’s the famous artist and we’re the famous artist’s family.”

http://www.filmforum.org/films/woodmans.html

Wednesday, January 19 – Tuesday, February 1
Tickets available online beginning January 12

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Previous posts featuring Francesca’s work

Much more via Ingleby Gallery

Wikipedia bio

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Franklin’s Footpath

Gene Davis’ Philadelphia street painting, “Franklin’s Footpath” (1972).

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Posters by Kazumasa Nagai

Collection of posters by graphic artist Kazumasa Nagai from the 1960s and 1970s.

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Kōrakuen Jumbo Pool, 1973

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Growth – Life Science Library, 1966

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Toshiba IC, 1967

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
The Mind – Life Science Library, 1965

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Expo ’75 – International Ocean Exposition, 1975

 

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai -- Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
The Cell – Life Science Library, 1966 [+] // Window 5 Exhibition, 1969 [+]

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
We Clean Smokers (Poster for Prince Lighters), 1975

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Kazumasa Nagai Exhibition, 1968

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Asahi Steinie, 1965

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Kazumasa Nagai Exhibition, 1968

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai -- Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Architecture as Space, 1966 [+] // Kazumasa Nagai Exhibition, 1973 [+]

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Cat and Mouse, 1969

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
We Clean Smokers (Poster for Prince Lighters), 1974

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Graphic 4, 1974

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
gq, 1974

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Lilycolor, 1974

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai -- Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Lilycolor, 1974 [+] // Lilycolor, 1974 [+]

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
We Clean Smokers (Poster for Prince Lighters), 1974

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
We Clean Smokers (Poster for Prince Lighters), 1974

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Kazumasa Nagai Exhibition, 1975

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Identity, 1976

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Persona, 1973

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai -- Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
gq, 1973[+] // gq, 1974 [+]

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Adonis, 1976

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Prince Lighters, 1974

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Prince Lighters, 1974

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
Identity, 1976

Poster by Kazumasa Nagai --
No More War, 1970

[Source: Posters by Kazumasa Nagai (published by Kawade Shobo, 1976)]

 

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Iemza, Reims, France

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artist: Iemza
location: Reims, France

images by Thierry Gaude and  MTG Photography

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